Glistening things sparkle and shine with light. The glistening surface of a lake is especially beautiful as the sun rises in the morning.

Long, clean, shiny hair is glistening, and a child's eyes brimming with tears are glistening as well. Your whole neighborhood, lit with tiny white Christmas lights, might also be glistening. Anything that shines in a sparkly, glittery, or damp way is glistening, and the word stems from the Old English glisnian, "to glisten or gleam."

Definitions of glistening

adj reflecting light

glistening bodies of swimmers”
glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

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